Early historic aviation event: Air expedition from Moscow to Peking. The aircraft and aviators are welcomed in Mongolia and Peking. Russian fliers in pioneering flight from Moscow to Peking. They are welcomed in the sacred Mongol city of Urga, on their way to China, A Junkers commercial F.13 monoplane, of the expedition, taxis to left. Russian DH-4 support biplane , taxis to right. Officials pose in front of the DH-4. Pilot seen standing in rear cockpit in background. Mongolian red army band plays. A Mongolian giant seen standing in the crowd, with small children in front of him. Crowd of Mongolian people sits and watches the event. Idol bearers to bring good luck to the fliers. Mongolian lamas display small images of Buddha. Mongolian troubadour plays a morin khuur (two-stringed instrument). Four Mongolian children stand. Yurts in the background Mongolian women stand in full traditional dress. Mongolian men in stands with fancy hats with peak. Next sequence takes place in Peking, China, at the end of the 3,500 mile flight, where the aviators are feted with a reception. Crowd waves Chinese flags. One of the Junkers J.3 airplanes of the expedition taxis ahead. Russian crew steps from another Junkers J.3 of the expedition. Lev Mikhailovich Karakhan, Russian Ambassador to China, and Marshal Duan Qirui (AKA Tuan Ch'i-jui), Provisional Chief Executive of Republic of China, pose with five Russian aviators, on steps of Government house in Peking.
Visit of U.S. Secretary of State Dr. Henry Kissinger to People's Republic of China. Air plane of Dr. Kissinger at the Peking airport and security guards around it . A motorcade of Dr. Kissinger and American delegates arrives at the airport. Dr. Kissinger gets out with the Foreign Minister and shakes hands with Chinese dignitaries near the plane. The dignitaries talk to each other, shake hands and smile. Dr. Kissinger walks up the ramp of the plane. He turns and waves towards Chinese dignitaries at the runway.
Visit of U.S. Secretary of State Dr. Henry Kissinger to People's Republic of China. Motorcade of Dr. Kissinger arrives at Mao Tse-tung's residence in Peking. Dr. Kissinger and Chinese Prime Minister Chou En Lai step out of a car. Dr. Kissinger and Chairman of the Communist Party of China Mao Tse-tung shake hands and talk to each other. The dignitaries sitting in a room talk to each other. Prime Minister En Lai talks. Mao shakes hands with Winston Lord and other American delegates. American delegates walk out of the house. En Lai bids goodbye as the motorcade drives away.
Visit of U.S. Secretary of State Dr. Henry Kissinger to People's Republic of China. A motorcade of the American delegates drives in night on the roads of Peking. Dr. Kissinger and Chinese Prime Minister Chou En Lai step out of a car at Mao Tse-tung's residence. Dr. Kissinger and Chairman of the Communist Party of China Mao Tse-tung shake hands and talk to each other. The dignitaries sitting in a room talk to each other. Mao speaks to Kissinger and other delegates and smiles. Prime Minister En Lai and other U.S. delegates talk. Mao shakes hands with Winston Lord and other American delegates. Mao and Kissinger shake hands as the party stands to depart. The delegates walk out of the house along with Prime Minister En Lai. En Lai bids goodbye as the motorcade drives away.
Flag flying. Map shows travel routes between West Coast USA and China. Plane takes off, flying over Golden Gate Bridge. People wave at plane. China Buildings amongst trees. Map of China. Clipper underway at sea. Map shows position of Canton. View of Canton harbor from a ferry. Ferry's rail. Map of Peking, also known as Peiping. Streets and building in Peking.
Progressive aggression leading to the take over of Tibet and fleeing of the Dlai Lama. Men raise the People's Republic of China flag on a mountain as armies of Communist China conquer Tibet. 1950: The Dalai Lama and Panchem Lama are brought to Peking in China. They are received by Chinese officials, presented with bouquets. A function at their arrival. 1955: African and Asian delegates at the Bandung Conference in Indonesia. China agrees to the 5 principles of peaceful co-existence. Delegates including Chinese Premier Zhou Enlai and Indian Prime Minister Pandit Jawahar Lal Nehru. 1956: The Dalai Lama and Panchem Lama are permitted to visit India to celebrate the 2500th birth anniversary of Lord Buddha. They are greeted by Pandit Nehru, Premier U Nu of Burma and other Indian officials an arrival. The Lamas with Indian officials seated for a meal on the ground in a hall. The Lamas are welcomed in a ceremony and Dalai Lama addresses the gathering. Tibet: China begins to impose Communist system on Tibetan borders. Construction work and forced labor. March 1959: Communist bombardment over Lhasa. The Potala monastery. Tibetans take up alms. Handcuffs and confinements. Demonstrations and protests outside the Chinese Embassy in Delhi. Former Prime Minister Of Tibet, Lukhangwa and other monks pay their respects at Mahatma Gandhi's samadhi (mausoleum) in New Delhi. Indian government officials and members of the international press reach Tezpur in Assam. They welcome the Dalai Lama. Photographers take pictures. The Dalai Lama addresses a gathering. Statues of Lord Buddha all over India and Asia. Tibetan monks pray. People sing Indian devotional song.